Wills and Trusts can be created as guidelines for you assets and affairs. The attorneys at Leavy Schultz Davis are respectful and considerate of the sensitivities and complexities that are involved in these plans, and can help you craft yours.
Our experienced estate planning attorneys work with individuals and families who want to ensure their medical wishes are respected and that their loved ones are cared for when they are no longer around to care for them.
Estate Planning in Washington
The term “estate planning” covers a wide spectrum of legal and personal considerations, although the goal with estate planning is to ensure that your wishes are carried out and your assets pass to the appropriate individuals or organizations after your death. While none of us enjoy thinking about estate planning and confronting our own mortality, planning for when you are no longer here often eliminates a lot of the anxiety around this eventuality.
Trusts are legal entities you can create to protect all or some of your assets either during or after your life. By placing your assets in a trust you may be able to control who has access to those assets after your death, you may also be able to benefit from certain tax reduction strategies and can control how the assets are used by the trust’s beneficiaries.
Working with an experienced estate planning attorney can help you determine what kinds of estate planning documents you need to prepare to protect your wishes and ensure your assets are handled appropriately. If you do not have an estate plan or have not updated your plan within the last three years, we encourage you to call us and make an appointment with one of our estate planning lawyers in Kennewick today. It is time to protect yourself and your loved ones and we can help!